Has anyone tried to mount the video doorbell 4 horizontally so the field if view is taller and slimmer? If so, any issues with functionality? I am aware that the video orientation cannot be changed in the app (can be changed after export though).
I just purchased this model with the solar mount. After researching the competition I chose ring because it was the only one with a sleek/integrated solar mount option and a chime. I do not have existing wiring and am mounting to brick, so I want to get it right.
Horizontal mount would seem to give me a much better view of my porch and allow for ideal placement on the right side of my door, next to the handle. I have considered wedge/corner options, and they do not provide a great solution for my small porch.
I called customer support and they said they would not recommend a horizontal mount because motion detection might not work as well and water might enter through the speaker holes. However, there is a film on the inside of the speaker hole that appears to waterproof it, and visitors would need to walk right past the camera to reach the door, so I think motion detection will be fine even on low sensitivity.
Thanks to anyone with advice! I’m seriously considering switching to the nest or eufy dual if I can’t get this to work.